Alex Leonov's Blog

Sometime ago a hype around ‘deep learning’ started. Was that something new?

No, not by a long shot. Before change of wording, it was called along the lines of ‘neural networks with back propagation’. Did you notice the problem with that? It’s not sexy, it’s not trendy, and it’s not something execs will discuss at the dinner table.

To make it attractive, a change of words, of language, was required. The concepts were almost half a century old already - but the new twist brought them into the spotlight.

Have you spotted other ‘new’ ideas that were simply re-brandings of the old ones?